Merrick Completes LiDAR Collection in Oklahoma

Data Collected for USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service 

Aurora, CO – March 22, 2010 – Merrick & Company’s geospatial solutions group is acquiring light detection and ranging (LiDAR) data for a 1,733-square-mile area over Stillwater, Oklahoma. The data is being collected to provide documentation of existing conditions related to the Watershed Rehabilitation Program that includes dam safety assessment, design, design review, and construction management. Dams are being evaluated for safety, with subsequent upgrades being designed and constructed, as needed. Additionally, the data will help NRCS offices in the coverage area in the development of conservation plans to assist farmers and ranchers in the management of their resources. The work is being done under a contract with AMEC Earth & Environmental.

Merrick & Company, an $125 million geospatial, engineering, architecture, design-build, and surveying firm, serves domestic and international clients by providing geospatial technologies, products, and services for the infrastructure, energy, and security markets. The firm’s most recent work includes providing terrestrial scanning for an electrical substation for Xcel Energy and acquiring light detection and ranging (LiDAR) data for F.E. Warren Air Force Base and for a wind farm located in Kansas. Merrick maintains eight offices in the U.S. as well as two offices in Mexico and an office in Canada.

More information about Merrick’s GeoSpatial & Surveying Solutions business unit is located at Merrick GeoSpatial Solutions.